Three local lads are preparing to take part in a mixed martial arts event at Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom next month.
Peterhead’s Ryan Donald, Anthony Smyth and John Proctor have been training to take on their rivals at the Immortals 4 pro and amateur MMA event that will take place on Saturday, February 28.
The Local fighters will take on opponents from all over Scotland and they are confident that they will do well thanks to the training they have received from their professional teacher, Arek Zeinkiewicz, who is the head coach of the Immortals Gold Team.
Ryan, Anthony and John are proud to be representing the Titan Gold Team, who have been created as part of the Immortals Gold Team Lineage.
Team member Ryan said: “We can’t wait, I took part in the last Immortals event back in July 2014 so I am sure it will be a great night.
“I have been practicing Hung Ga Kung Fu in Peterhead for five years and I have also taken up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which is important for any MMA Fighter and Sanshou.”
Ryan is set to take on Simon Kelly of Team Parente in the Lightweight division.
He added: “Anthony is a great Thai boxer and he has a good fighting record of eight wins and one loss, but this is his first MMA fight and we are confident that he will do well.”
Anthony is up against Paul McCulloch of New Life Gym, Glasgow at Welterweight.
Final team member John “The Philippine Wolverine” Proctor will take on Danny Patterson of Results Gym, Forfar at Bantamweight in a special charity exhibition bout in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Commenting on his fight, John said: “I’m happy to be fighting for a good cause and I would encourage those who haven’t tried Mixed Martial Arts to give it a go because this is a hobby that we all enjoy.”
Sponsors for John’s fight can be given at the Atlas Combat and Fitness centre, located in the the Old Caley ABC gym on Ellis Street, Peterhead.
All of the fighters will accept donations and sponsors can also be given online at www.justgiving.com/john-michael-proctor.
Atlas is a martial arts centre where you can learn MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, boxing and take part in a number of fitness classes.
New members are always welcome as Ryan explained: “Everyone is welcome to come along and try our various classes and sessions.”
Tickets for the Immortals 4 event are available from the Atlas centre.